Map showing mid-oceanic ridge system of the Indian Ocean, and rift system of Africa and the Red Sea.
... (1981) and Raiverman (1992) compared to the Red Sea, which would mean the existence of an oceanic ridge. It is also interesting that the Red Sea rift shows a genetic relation between intracratonic rifts and mid-oceanic ridges in view of the continuity between the Red Sea and the Carlsberg ridge ( Figure 5). Indeed, a simple rift valley should not qualify for the "suture" as it dies out at both the ends. ...
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